"This environmental documentary examines the Tar Creek Superfund Site, a stretch of Oklahoma heartland that has long been profoundly damaged by zinc and lead mining. The piece looks back as far as 100 years into Tar Creek's history (when the U.S. government removed natives from the land), and traces the many offenses that have been committed against the area and its people over the past century" -- Carly Wray, All Movie Guide
Lawyers, clients and opposing council -- Client and counsel communication -- Courtroom decorum -- Depositions -- Bias issues -- Mentoring.
The DVD contains 20 vignettes that seek to provoke and provide discussion by the audience on certain issues and allow discussion on a variety of other topics. Suggestions for use of each vignette and implicated aspects of the Principles of Professionalism appear in the pages that follow.
This program examines the use of technically devised courtroom aids, including videotape, animation, and computer-enhanced graphics, and the validity of their use as evidence in the courtroom. Covers audience manipulation and camera editorialization in the courtroom, accuracy of computer-generated simulations, and relevancy of presentation materials in the courtroom. Visions of excellence ; v. 7. VHS
Presents 38 actual TV commercials divided into seven categories (shared values, family protection, public interest, patriotism, the justice system, the complex system, and competition) and four techniques (testimonials and endorsements, homespun, animation, and humor), with a program guide to direct discussion, primarily on ethical questions.
 Life and choice after Roe v. Wade (89 min.) --  The first amendment and hate speech (58 min.) --  Two accused : chronicle of a rape trial (58 min.) --  Equality and the individual (58 min.) --  Criminal justice : from murder to execution (58 min.)
Using hypothetical cases, representatives of law, government, journalism, medicine and other professions examine the impact and relevance of the Bill of Rights.
The Takuu live in a Polynesian paradise. Among the towering palms, crystal blue waters, and white-sand beaches of an atoll off the shores of Papua New Guinea, the people of Nukutoa carry on without electricity and free from notions of private ownership. But the rising South Pacific is eroding their shores, threatening their taro crops and shoreline huts, forcing them to accept federal subsidies to survive. When the government offers to relocate the islanders to the mainland before the sea water overtakes them, the Takuu request instead that environmental scientists investigate a way to save their home. Told from the perspective of three main characters, this film gives a human face to the direct impacts of climate change in the Pacific.
A documentary about the conviction and imprisonment of Randall Adams for the killing of a Dallas policeman. Presents an investigation and reconstruction of the murder and looks at the cases for Adams who was imprisoned for the murder, versus the case for Harris who accused Adams of the murder.
"Thurgood is the remarkable celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights advocate and Supreme Court pioneer Thurgood Marshall, the first African American appointed to the nation's highest judicial bench. Filmed before a live audience at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, this compelling one-man play written by Peabody Award and Emmy Award winner George Stevens, Jr. and directed by Emmy Award winner Michael Stevens stars the Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne"--Container.
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-- except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
Filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain a powerful new perspective on the black/white divide.
Economists talk about international trade agreements. They debate the merits of capital control requirements and recent restrictions on the free flow of capital and financial assets. They also talk about demands by U.S. trade officials that the restrictions be left out of trade agreements except for provisions for reaction to emergencies for short periods of time.
A man awakens one morning to find himself arrested for undisclosed charges. To uncover the reasons behind his charges and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the facade of the judicial systems, all to no avail.
Long-time trial lawyer Berg (a member of the Texas and New York Bar Associations) distills his 35 years of experience into advice on how to win jury cases in the American judicial system. He begins with a general discussion of persuasion, later offering chapters on pretrial preparation, jury studies and courtroom graphics, the voir dire process ope
Restaging of the 1987 trial of Bernhard Goetz. Goetz shot four black teenagers in the New York City subway because he thought they were about to rob him. Contains the videotape of Goetz's New Hampshire confession.
"Did he or didn't he ... an examination of how current courtroom techniques could affect the course of history.... William Shakespeare is the plaintiff in this lawsuit brought against William Devere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, for damages and injunctive relief caused by Devere's claims of authorship of the works attributed to Shakespeare." Visions of excellence ; v. 1. VHS
The Trials of Darryl Hunt documents the aftermath of a brutal rape/murder and harrowing wrongful conviction in the modern American South. Told from the point-of-view of three principal subjects, an enterprising investigative journalist; an unyielding defense attorney; and a wrongfully convicted man, the film offers an eye-opening, provocative and haunting examination of a community - and a criminal justice system - subject to racial bias and tainted by fear. Chronicling this capital case from 1984 through 2004, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg painstakingly frame the judicial and emotional responses to this chilling crime - and the implications surrounding Darryl Hunt's wrongful conviction - against a backdrop of class and bigotry in America.
"The Trials of Law School follows the fascinating journey of eight students through their first year of law school as they encounter a new language, a new way of thinking and a new way of life. These students juggle families and relationships as they adjust to a high stress and highly competitive environment that puts a premium on competitiveness. Complete with insight and commentary from legal scholars around the country, this film explores the unique and demanding experience that is law school today, where success is measured for many by grades, based on one exam at the end of the semester. Top marks are few, their price is high, and disappointment is often widespread."--Notes.
This documentary is a beautifully illustrated introductory history of how federal Indian law has developed in the United States, from the arrival of Columbus through the current era of tribal self-determination. It is an excellent educational tool on basic federal Indian law for tribes, those who work with tribes, judges, attorneys, agencies, grades 11 through college, and the general public.